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Welcome to the Shark Effect. The mission of this podcast is to take High Achieving athletes from success in their respective sports to success in life.
I’m your host, Alex Molden. I’m an NFL veteran, now I am an author, leadership & personal development coach, and international speaker. In this podcast, you will learn strategies to get unstuck in life and find your influence. You will hear inspirational & value-packed stories from former & current elite-level athletes, successful entrepreneurs, and experts in the field of personal development. My mission is to help former elite-level athletes find their identity and utilize their influence to create a life of impact.

The Shark Effect Alex Molden

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Welcome to the Shark Effect. The mission of this podcast is to take High Achieving athletes from success in their respective sports to success in life.
I’m your host, Alex Molden. I’m an NFL veteran, now I am an author, leadership & personal development coach, and international speaker. In this podcast, you will learn strategies to get unstuck in life and find your influence. You will hear inspirational & value-packed stories from former & current elite-level athletes, successful entrepreneurs, and experts in the field of personal development. My mission is to help former elite-level athletes find their identity and utilize their influence to create a life of impact.

    Straight up w/no chaser: Wisdom from the Franchise King | Jamie Weeks

    Straight up w/no chaser: Wisdom from the Franchise King | Jamie Weeks

    Jamie Weeks has been called the culture cultivator.
    He is a dynamic keynote speaker, author, and boots-on-the-ground executive who is one of today's most inspiring voices in workplace culture. He’s the Executive Chairman and Founder of Honors Holding, the largest franchisee for Orangetheory Fitness across the globe, and the Executive Chairman and Founder of Legacy Franchise Concepts, a Dogtopia Franchisee and Franchisor for SweatHouz Infrared Sauna Studios. Jamie owns over 140 Orangetheory studios and a dozen SweatHouz Infrared Sauna locations. He has sold thirty additional licenses.
    For over two decades, Jamie has developed strategies that guarantee thriving cultures, enable a unique life balance, and foster exponential business growth. Straightforward and passionate, he teaches his audiences when to take risks in business, when to invest in yourself, and why culture building has become his signature stamp. Jamie is an energetic and exceptionally successful entrepreneur whose hard work and successes give him the freedom to live on his terms. Jamie is on a mission to share the secrets of his phenomenal success with others.
    What we discussed:
    Why own a franchise?Jamie's definition of leadership.Key indicators of bad work culture.The 3 best job interview questions on the planet.
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    • 48 min
    Starting over: Taking your skillset & rebuilding | Tim Claiborne

    Starting over: Taking your skillset & rebuilding | Tim Claiborne

    Tim is all about the fusion of sports, entrepreneurship, and community impact, with almost 25 years of experience in the sports industry in e-commerce, cause marketing, and event production. This ranges from publicly traded startups, international e-commerce, non-profits, and local small business. Member of Conscious Capitalism, Eliances, NFL Alumni Association, MLB Alumni Association, and more.
    Locker Room Sports Community was launched during covid as a way to connect athletes and sports professionals during the unprecedented shutdown of sports and events. Tim's virtual events have attracted an incredible group of pro athletes and coaches, sports entrepreneurs and marketers, sports non-profit leaders, sports media, pro team front office staff, and more. In 2021 Tim launched the athlete entrepreneurs community and his goal is to help 1,000 athlete entrepreneurs achieve their best year ever in business in 2023!
    What we discussed:
    The biggest hiccup that athletes face when transitioning out of sport.The most important tools that athletes have that can help with their transition out of sport.How and when to invest in yourself.How to create elevated relationships.Where to find like-minded individuals who are willing to help you achieve success out of your sport.
    Connect Tim:
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    Let's connect:
    My book (The Ultimate Playbook for High Achievement)LinkedInIGFacebookwebsitewww.alexmoldencoaching.com
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    • 35 min
    A 360 degree look at one of the most powerful emotions

    A 360 degree look at one of the most powerful emotions

    In the summer of 1992 I lost control of myself and my emotions and they drove me to violence (I was familiar with violence while growing up). I could’ve lost everything because I couldn’t control my anger (I literally blacked out)….I could have killed him that day.
    I think back to the many blessings that have come my way. All of these things could have been lost and wasted in an instant because I lost control. We have the ability to choose alternative ways to deal with anger. When we get mad, we hardly ever think of the consequences of our actions.
    What you will learn:
    The effects of anger (it's not just you who pays the cost).What environments can trigger your anger?How losing control can change the trajectory of your life.
    Let's connect:
    My book (The Ultimate Playbook for High Achievement)LinkedInIGFacebookwebsitewww.alexmoldencoaching.com
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    • 18 min
    The greatest advice for athletes: The ups & downs the media won't tell you about | Yogi Roth

    The greatest advice for athletes: The ups & downs the media won't tell you about | Yogi Roth

    Yogi Roth is a storyteller: seeking and uncovering the humanity in sports around the globe. A Pac-12 Networks college football analyst, Emmy award-winning Filmmaker, Scholar, New York Times Best-Selling Author, accomplished Coach, Motivational Speaker, Media Personality, Host and World-Traveler. Over the past 20 years Yogi has been driven by the power of sports and story.
    As a media personality, Yogi has been a host/college football analyst for ESPN, Fox and the Pac-12 Network, as well as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight on CBS and beach volleyball on TBS for the last decade. In 2017, he co-hosted the podcast Season of Sam with USC and NFL quarterback Sam Darnold. In 2018, Yogi signed a deal with Sirius XM radio, in addition to his podcast The It Factory, where he interviews Pac-12 football players, alums and esteemed guests to learn more about their journey toward success on Saturdays on the Pac-12 Network. He has also hosted the Elite 11 since 2009 on ESPN, Bleacher Report, NFL Network, and YouTube.
    What we discussed:
    The roadblocks that athletes and their families need to be ready to deal with.How should these athletes navigate relationships that come their way because of their platform.How leaders seek truth even when they are on top.Why colleges should be "front loading" mental skills.How to leverage your passions.
    Connect w/Yogi:
    WebsiteLinkedInFacebookTwitterYoutube
    Let's connect:
    My book (The Ultimate Playbook for High Achievement)LinkedInIGFacebookwebsitewww.alexmoldencoaching.com
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    • 46 min
    Drilling deeper: 4 things top performers do when "getting prepared"

    Drilling deeper: 4 things top performers do when "getting prepared"

    I hate cliches' because they don't drill deep enough. Being "prepared" is something that most people say is the key to their success...but what exactly does that mean? In this episode, I drill down deep into the foundation of preparedness.
    It starts with self-awareness.Be like a navy seal and gather intelligence.Recognize the obstacles.Who do you need to become to get you to where you want to go?The fruit that comes from decisions you make when they align with your values.
    Let's connect:
    My book (The Ultimate Playbook for High Achievement)LinkedInIGFacebookwebsitewww.alexmoldencoaching.com
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    • 24 min
    3 reasons why former athletes "kill it" in the sales industry | J.R. Butler

    3 reasons why former athletes "kill it" in the sales industry | J.R. Butler

    JR Butler is the Founder and CEO of Shift Group, a sales recruiting and training firm that specializes in helping college, professional, and Olympic athletes transition into the world of Sales.  
    Prior to starting Shift Group, JR was Chief Revenue Officer at Pillir, a fast growth low code software company out of Arizona. Prior to becoming a CRO, JR built and ran multiple sales teams at Turbonomic, helping the company go from a Series A start-up to a $2B acquisition by IBM. 
    JR started his career at a value-added reseller in Massachusetts, focused on data center solutions from EMC, Dell, HP, Cisco, and VMware.  His passion for helping athletes prosper is evident as you listen to him speak in this interview.
    What we discuss:
    4:20 Looking for athletic DNA for business6:44 Leadership and sales7:23 Why medical sales?8:08 JR's big belief10:24 The 3 biggest traits that athletes have on non-athletes13:45 The fundamentals are essential15:50 What negative character trait do you see athletes show that derails them18:00 Why football players and individual sport athletes have success in sales22:00 "a good salesperson should be making more than the CEO"25:54 Going through "training camp" at Shift Group28:05 A redemption story
    Connect with JR:
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    • 34 min

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c forsyth ,

Brian Grant episode

Thoroughly enjoy the variety of the guests you have had on over the past year! Have to say the interview of Brian Grant was particularly interesting. He lives in our community, but I didn’t know his story & how his hoops career evolved from high school to college to the NBA. I admire his outlook on life, how he handles adversity, building his Foundation and finding a cure for Parkinson’s. A real inspiration!

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Great show and host!

Love the variety of guests and the humor 😀. Keep them coming!

techisbs ,

We are alike

I love how this shows that we are all alike. These are people at the top of their fields but they are just like the rest of us. They just never gave up. Learn so much from this can’t wait for more.

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